Mankind has long had a fascination with the theatrical. From the ancient Egyptians to the ancient Romans, putting on live performances was a way to keep the people entertained, especially during years when life was difficult for the public. Not only did it improve morale, but it added a layer of culture to the region that was missing beforehand.
Art holds a special place in humanities collective consciousness – and while most people have decidedly different styles when it comes to favourite paintings, there’s a consensus as to works of art that transcend timelines and histories to become classics, like the Mona Lisa.
Below is the interesting history of how the Mona Lisa became the iconic image it is today – due to its untimely theft which propelled it into international fame.
Surrealism is an art form that truly takes time to appreciate the nuanced and layered approach to the various paintings which fall into this genre – and the interpretation of what is being portrayed is up for grabs (though often, it includes a note on humanities fragilities and shortfalls as well as our collective hopes and dreams).
Vincent Van Gogh is today regarded as one of the most talented artists that has ever lived. His work has become something of a phenomenon within the art world, and many of his pieces are truly priceless.
Unfortunately, Van Gogh’s talent was not truly recognised over the course of his lifetime, and it was only after he had passed away that he was seen as the master artist that he really was.
Due to the fact that we live in an era where we’re constantly barraged with different forms of media, it’s easy to shrug off art as having any significant impact on our lives.
But for thousands of years, art was an important medium to our ancestors, and many consider art to be one of the most important aspects of the human experiences, and one of our greatest talents as a species.
There’s no doubting that Nazi Germany’s Adolf Hitler was one of the most evil men that the world has ever seen. Not only did he instigate a war that consumed the planet, but his actions led to the deaths to countless millions, and forever change the nature of the human race as we know it.
War and art may represent different fundamental aspects of reality, but they have successfully co-exited together for thousands of years. From depictions of ancient battles to more recent works of the World Wars, artists have always wanted to try and capture some of the darker sides of humanity, which also led to some of the best artworks ever made.
Marble is one of the most popular materials in the world when it comes to expensive counter-tops in high-end kitchens.
It provides a solid work surface that never stains, never chips, and is extremely easy to clean. Mankind has been making use of marble for thousands of years, and it’s proven to be a durable material that has served us in many, different ways.
For so long, it was thought that an actor was either a stage actor or a film actor. Many did not believe in crossing over from one to the other because there is quite the difference in the technique required to pull off convincing performances.
While the emotion and character depth might be the same, theater is so much bigger and film is so much smaller.
Before the 20th century, most of the art coming into the mainstream was made up of landscape and realism pieces, and while there was some experimentation here and there, it wouldn’t be until the revolution of abstract art that we began to see truly unique pieces of work that were unlike anything the world had ever seen before.